Josef Woodard
October 20, 2000 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Never Never Land

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Jane Monheit
genre
Jazz

We gave it a B

There’s always room for another good singer, however conservative, in the jazz pool, and Jane Monheit fits the bill. At 22, she has a disarmingly no-nonsense approach on ”Dindi” and the title tune of Never Never Land, allowing grace, precision, and swing-like phrasing to deliver the musical message. Deftly backed by pianist Kenny Barron and bassist Ron Carter, Monheit — though still in development — is one to watch. B

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